1692 in Salem: Would you be accused?
In 1692, the cry of witchcraft spread through Salem, Massachusetts like wildfire. Neighbors accused neighbors and family members betrayed each other. Salem was run mainly under a theocracy, meaning that the leaders of the church were also in charge of civil decisions for the town. Religion was a very important aspect to the town. All of this pressure to be a Godly citizen led to immense fear of evil and the unknown (which to many people were the same thing).
After a mysterious situation with the minister's slave and some local children, accusations of witchcraft grew everyday. The Salem Witch Trials resulted in the death of twenty people and the accusation of dozens more. Would you have made it through the trials without being accused? Find out your chances of survival!
Created by: Emily Dyer